Oilprice.com reported only the most sophisticated solar panel companies are surviving in the niche market as illustrated by Konarka and Nanosolar.
As quoted in the market news:
Thin-film solar panels are manufactured using solution-based, low-temperature, roll-to-roll procedures that apply conventional printing techniques to flexible materials that can easily be incorporated into buildings and other structures. They are manufactured using copper, indium, gallium and selenium, rather than from silicon, cadmium and tellurium, which is used in conventional solar panel production.
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